In September, the world agreed on new ambitious World Development goals. With this momentum we moved toward the COP21 climate summit in Paris, where it is clear that the world needs to act to keep the temperature rise below 2 degrees in 2100. Paris will be a test for all countries. We will all have to make tough compromises, but we need to make them and be ambitious — and not send a huge unpaid bill to our grandchildren.
To succeed — now and after Paris, where the real hard work begins — we need to do many things. I will focus on the need to develop innovative climate financing and more private-sector involvement, better market conditions and better sharing of solutions and best practices.